EPHS at a Glance


Elmwood Park High School provides a comprehensive public education to approximately 890 students in grades 9-12 in Elmwood Park Community Unit School District 401.

Our school, which opened in 1954, is located in Elmwood Park, Ill., a Near West suburb of Chicago. 

With a total faculty and staff of 92 employees and an average class size of 18 students, EPHS provides core, honors, Advanced Placement and dual-credit academic programming. We also support instruction for students with special education, English Learner, 504 and other special needs.

EPHS is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and by the Illinois State Board of Education.


Elmwood Park High School's Mission Statement


The faculty, staff, administration and Board of Education of Elmwood Park High School are committed to providing a comprehensive high school education which, through its curricular and extracurricular programs, meets the individual and collective interests and needs of its students and prepares them to be productive citizens of a diverse, global and interdependent society.

In particular, this learning community is committed to the flexible teaching and scheduling patterns and resources necessary to stretch each student to the limits of his/her academic and personal potential, and to providing the knowledge, problem solving and personal skills required for post-secondary education, employment, leisure and family life.

Graduates should be grounded in our American heritage of respect for human dignity and optimism regarding their role in improving the quality of life for all people.


Address and Map


Elmwood Park High School, 8201 W. Fullerton Ave., Elmwood Park, IL 60707


Administration


To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272.

Title

Name

Phone

Principal

Mr. Douglas Wildes

ext. 6214

Assistant Principal

Ms. Sheri Costello

ext. 6212

Dean of Students A-L

Ms. Kyleen Coia

ext. 6217

Dean of Students M-Z

Mr. Brandon Pedersen

ext. 6216

Athletic Director

Mr. Doug Noyes

ext. 5468


Office Staff


To contact any of the listed individuals by email, please click the name of the person you want to reach. The main office phone number is 708-452-7272. 

Title

Name

Phone

Principal’s Secretary

Ms. Laura Schulze

ext. 6214

Dean’s Secretary

Ms. Kelly Schlanger

ext. 6215

Athletic Director's Secretary

Ms. Felicia Mirabile

ext. 5468

Attendance Clerk

Ms. Monica Sarno

ext. 6202


Main Office Contact Information


If you want to reach us by email, please use the general information email address listed below, or send your message to the appropriate individual listed elsewhere on this page.

Phone

Fax

General Email

Office Hours

708-452-7272

708-452-0732
(Main Office)

708-452-0451
(Athletic Office)

ephsinfo@epcusd401.org

7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Friday
(EPHS office is open year round)


Absences and School Closings


To report an absence:

Call the EPHS Attendance Line Voicemail at 708-583-6400 or 708-452-7272 ext. 7134 before 9 a.m. the day of the absence.

For school closing information:

Call 708-452-7272 and use extension 8.


If You Visit EPHS


All visitors to Elmwood Park High School during hours when students are present must sign in and out at the security desk and obtain a visitor’s badge.

School-age visitors are not permitted during school hours.


School Hours


 

Start of Classes

Dismissal

Regular Start
(M, Tu, Th, F)

7:50 a.m.

3 p.m.

Late Start
(Wednesdays)

9 a.m.

3:05 p.m.


Fast Facts About EPHS


The information below is based primarily on Elmwood Park High School's most recent Illinois School Report Card (2016-17).


► Grades: 9th through 12th


► Students: 890


► Total Faculty & Staff: 92


► Average Class Size


  • EPHS: 18 students
  • State Average: 20 students

► Graduation Rate (four year)


  • EPHS: 91 percent
  • State Average: 87 percent

► Graduation Rate (six year)


  • EPHS: 94 percent
  • State Average: 89 percent

► Freshmen on Track to Graduate


  • EPHS: 84 percent
  • State Average: 87.1 percent

► College Readiness (students with ACT score of 21 or higher)


  • EPHS: 48 percent
  • State Average: 51 percent

► Postsecondary Enrollment (students in a two- or four-year college within 16 months of graduation)


  • EPHS: 69 percent
  • State Average: 73 percent

► Postsecondary Remediation (students now in Illinois community colleges who need remedial courses)


  • EPHS: 61 percent
  • State Average: 47 percent

► Teacher Retention: 91.3 percent


► School Fee: $350 for 2017-18


► Senior Graduation Fee: $60


► School Colors: Black & Gold


► School Nickname: Tigers


► Sports Teams (Boys): Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Tennis, Track & Field, Wrestling


► Sports Teams (Girls): Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track & Field, Volleyball


► Cheer Teams: Cheerleading, Pom-Pons


► Athletic Conference: Metro Suburban Conference


► Student Demographics


  • White: 45.7 percent
  • Black: 2.7 percent
  • Hispanic: 48 percent
  • Asian: 1.9 percent
  • American Indian: 0.4 percent
  • Two or More Races: 0.9 percent
  • Pacific Islander: 0.3 percent
  • Low Income: 48.1 percent
  • English Learners: 4.9 percent
  • With Disabilities: 13 percent
  • Homeless Students: 1 percent

► Student Attendance: 94 percent


► Students (11th Graders) Exceeding or Meeting the Proficiency Level on the SAT


  • EPHS: 37 percent (6 percent exceeding, 31 percent meeting)
  • State Average: 39 percent (11 percent exceeding, 28 percent meeting)
  • See below for explanations of meeting and exceeding SAT proficiency standards.

► Students (11th Graders) Exceeding Standards on the SAT


  • EPHS: 6 percent
  • State Average: 11 percent
  • "Exceeding standards" means the student has exceeded the proficiency level and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the knowledge and skills needed relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.

► Students (11th Graders) Meeting Standards on the SAT


  • EPHS: 31 percent
  • State Average: 28 percent
  • "Meeting standards" means the student has met the proficiency level and demonstrates adequate understanding of the knowledge and skills needed relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.

► Students (11th Graders) Approaching Standards on the SAT


  • EPHS: 43 percent
  • State Average: 35 percent
  • "Approaching standards" means the student is approaching the proficiency level and demonstrates an incomplete understanding of the knowledge and skills needed relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.

► Students (11th Graders) Partially Meeting Standards on the SAT


  • EPHS: 20 percent
  • State Average: 27 percent
  • "Partially meeting standards" means the student has only partially met the standards and demonstrates a minimal understanding of the knowledge and skills needed relative to the Illinois Learning Standards.

► Information About the SAT


  • The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has made the SAT with Essay the Illinois state accountability exam.

  • As of spring 2017, all 11th-grade students attending public high schools, including public charter schools, will take the SAT as part of a school day at no charge.

  • The SAT is an admission test accepted by all U.S. colleges and is intended to determine a student’s level of college readiness in the academic subjects of Math and English Language Arts.

  • As the required Illinois high school state assessment, the SAT will fulfill the requirement that students take an assessment for college and career readiness in order to receive a regular high school diploma, unless eligible to take the alternative assessment or otherwise exempt from testing. The SAT will also fulfill the requirement that high school students must take an assessment accepted for student admission to intuitions of higher education.

  • The SAT will be used for school and District accountability requirements.